Category:Furry Lewis

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Furry Lewis (March 6, 1893 - September 14, 1981)

Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Walter E. "Furry" Lewis was a country blues guitarist and songwriter based in Memphis, Tennessee. Lewis was one of the first of the old-time blues musicians of the 1920s to be brought out of retirement, and given a new lease of recording life, by the folk blues revival of the 1960s.
Furry Lewis

Lewis began to lose his eyesight due to cataracts in his final years. He contracted pneumonia in 1981, which led to his death on 14 September of that year, at the age of 88. He is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in South Memphis, where his grave bears two headstones.

Furry Lewis Guitar Keys and Positions

Recommended Listening

Furry Lewis "In His Prime 1927-1928" - Yazoo 1050
Furry Lewis, Bukka White and Friends - Party! at Home - Arcola Records ACD 1001

Recommended Viewing

Legends of Country Blues Guitar Volume 3, Vestapol Videos 13037dvd

Recommended Reading

Samuel Charters - Walking a Blues Road: A Blues Reader 1956-2004, Marion Boyars Publishers, ISBN 0714531073, pp.54-63


Lyrics transcribed to date are on the Category:Furry Lewis Lyrics index page.

External Links

Wikipedia entry on Furry Lewis

Illustrated Furry Lewis discography


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